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Preliminary results on mitigation of KDP surface damage using the ball dimpling method
Author(s): François Guillet; Bertrand Bertussi; Laurent Lamaignere; Xavier Leborgne; Benoît Minot
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Paper Abstract

As laser conditioning ever increases the performance of KDP optics with respect to laser induced bulk damage so that it can meet high-power laser specifications, it is expected that surface damage may become the next threat that must be dealt with. This paper presents new data on surface damage initiation and growth at 3w. A surface damage mitigation process based on the ball-dimpling method is presented along with the first results on the behavior of this process with respect to laser irradiation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 December 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6720, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2007, 672008 (18 December 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.752822
Show Author Affiliations
François Guillet, CEA/Le Ripault (France)
Bertrand Bertussi, CEA/Le Ripault (France)
Laurent Lamaignere, CEA/CESTA (France)
Xavier Leborgne, CEA/Le Ripault (France)
Benoît Minot, CEA/Le Ripault (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6720:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2007
Gregory J. Exarhos; Arthur H. Guenther; Keith L. Lewis; Detlev Ristau; M. J. Soileau; Christopher J. Stolz, Editor(s)

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